The mother of slain journalist, Arshad Sharif killing case, has once again demanded the formation of high-power judicial commission to probe the killing of former ARY News anchor in Kenya, Daily News Publisher reported on Thursday.
According to details, the slain journalist’s mother has written a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, demanding the formation of a high-power judicial commission to probe Arshad Sharif killing case.
Arshad Sharif Mother Said in the Letter
In the letter, the mother urged CJP Umar Ata Bandial to take notice of ‘cruel actions’ of the government in investigation of journalist’s killing and demanded justice for Sharif’s family.
“Sharif had written a letter to you [CJP Bandial], pointing out the death threats he was receiving and sedition cases that were registered against him across the country,” she noted in the letter.
The letter further stated that Arshad Sharif moved to Dubai due to government’s actions against him. “Later, the current government put pressure on the Dubai administration, which forced Arshad to leave,” it added.
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“The journalist was told to leave Dubai immediately or else he would be handed over to the Pakistani government,” it stated, adding that the ARY News anchor went to Kenya, where he was killed after two months.
Sources told Daily News Publisher that the federal government has given approval for the constitution of the three-member commission that will be headed by Justice Retd Abdul Shakoor Paracha. Sources said that the summary for the inquiry commission was approved through circulation.
Additional Inspector General (AIG) Dr Usman Anwar and Intelligence Bureau (IB) deputy director general Omar Shahid Hamid were included as members of the commission to investigate Arshad Sharif killing case.